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Seagate Cheetah 15k Sata 300 Will it make a good OS boot drive?

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May 31, 2011 10:09:26 PM

Hi I have a chance to get a good deal on a Seagate Cheetah 15k SAS 300 146gb drive ($40 USD open never used- I can run diagnostics like SMART on it before purchase)
Will this be a big improvement on my current Seagate Barracuda 250gb 7200 rpm drive?
if anybody has good benchmark links to the Cheetah that would be appreciated
June 1, 2011 4:08:57 AM

You are very right
I was just googling about an hour ago and discovered
that every 15k cheetah I saw was SAS or U320

Now in his ad and on the phone the seller stated it was a SATA

do they make a Sata Cheetah 15k drive?
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June 1, 2011 3:35:10 PM

that is what I was I was afraid of

Ok my next question is their a big performance difference between
the WD Black and Blue series?

I was thinking of the Seagate Barracuda,WD Blue or WD Black in a 500gb
which one would you pick?
keep in mind price vs performance
thanks so much

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a c 82 G Storage
June 1, 2011 9:24:02 PM

I prefer the Black for its longer warranty, but it's slightly more expensive. I don't think that you'd be able to see a performance difference between them. If price is important, then buy the least expensive one.
June 1, 2011 9:41:17 PM

Sorry for wasting your time
I ended up getting a HLFS series Velociraptor 160gb 10k for $51 USD on ebay.

But you are right
For a larger drive I would have gone with the WD Black after doing some research
Thank you for your help
June 1, 2011 9:41:32 PM

Best answer selected by king smp.